You may not realize that indoor comfort can be adversely affected by external surroundings. For instance, living by the river can trigger allergens in the air – such as cotton. If there is a lot of dust in the air quality, that can have an adverse effect on indoor air quality.
This is because external air enters your home through openings such as windows and doors, but also through drafts in your attic or gaps in window panes and door frames. Even gaps and cracks that you can’t see provide entryways for external air and airborne pollutants.
The result is predictable – furniture that you can’t seem to keep clean, no matter how often you dust, allergy attacks with sneezing, watery eyes and nasal congestion. However, it doesn’t have to be this way, and the solution doesn’t involve converting your home into an airtight fortress.
Many of these problems can be corrected by relatively simple fixes. For instance, sealing gaps in window panes and door frames can reduce drafts. As a bonus, you’ll probably also see a reduction in your utility bills, because of less heated or cooled air is escaping to the outdoors.
Another quick fix is changing the air filters in your indoor heating and cooling system. Dirty air filters cannot trap particles and allergens efficiently – which means that they are released into the air inside your home. By contrast, clean air filters do the job that they are intended to do – trapping particles and impurities before they enter into your home.
Aztec Mechanical Can Help
Of course, not all indoor air-quality problems are so easily resolved. That’s where a professional service like Aztec Mechanical can help. We can help you determine what’s required to minimize the presence of contaminants and allergens in your home. We’ll work with you to develop a system to keep the air inside your home clean and fresh.